Finding a video animation company for your business

Finding a video animation company for your business

If you’ve decided to jump into the world of animation to help you in the corporate world, you’ll need some help finding a video animation company for your business? Explainer videos are on the increase and fast becoming a popular video marketing strategy for most business startups. The reason being animation is short, simple, and engaging, broadening brand awareness and … Read More

5th Animation Studio Anniversary

Animation studio 5 years old

From the first day when opening Stormy Studios doors back on the 2nd March 2015, the distant plan was to create and grow a creative business that would still be going (and hopefully thriving) after 5 years. This week we crossed that milestone and were able to celebrate our 5th animation studio anniversary. Not only that, our animaiton studio business … Read More

7 reasons your business needs an animated video

7 reasons your business needs an animated video

Imagine enticing imagery, engaging  animated video content, being enthralled by it’s attractive and smart tone only to be jolted back to reality. You’re staring mindlessly at someone talking about… oh, you’ve forgotten. Ask yourself which scenario would you remember? We have detailed 7 reasons your business needs an animated video and gone a step further to explain why. It is … Read More

Live action vs Animation: A Comparison

liveaction vs animation

It’s a common question for businesses and as an animation and film production company, one our team regularly debate. The benefits of live action vs animation is also a topic regularly discussed with our clients. We often take the time to advise and help everyone to decide on the best video medium to use to explain a business message or … Read More

Top tips on writing an animation project proposal

top tips on writing an animation project proposal

Writing an animation project proposal may feel like an insignificant step on the road to creating your fab and engaging video. But it can mean the difference between a good production and an outstanding one. When working with companies like Stormy Studio, It’s essential for them to fully understand what you want so you are both ‘singing from the same hymn … Read More

Small Business Videos. What can make them great

Small business videos Animation studio promo - how can we help your business

Making effective small business videos is now a common marketing exercise carried out by businesses around the world.Where ever you intend on displaying your business videos. Standing out from the competition, engaging an audience and depicting your brand with style is key. Stormy Studio – Animation Studio Introduction and Promo from StormyStudio on Vimeo. Our UK animation studio spent an … Read More

YouTube Video Thumbnails: Every you need to know

Best Youtube video thumbnail size

YouTube video thumbnail sizes and content are one of those little things worth giving extra attention to get right. They may be small but they are certainly not insignificant and technically, your YouTube thumbnails can determine how successful your Youtube channel and content can be. Thumbnails are the first thing that viewers glimpse on YouTube. A small, clickable taster that … Read More

Why is social media video for business essential in 2020?

Social media video for business

Social media video is the most effective way of gaining more views, creating more engagement and receiving more responses than any other technique of posting online. Let’s explore the different avenues for social media video for your business. Here’s some evidence that supports why social media video is so important for your business in 2020? Online videos are shared ‘1,200% … Read More

How to Set up a YouTube Channel: Step By Step Process

How to setup a Youtube Channel

If you have pulled your chair up to set up a YouTube channel. Then you’re in the right place. Our clear step-by-step guidelines can get you set up in a jiffy. Setting up a YouTube channel for the first time can be a bit daunting and annoyingly involved. To make the most of your channel it’s worth spending time doing … Read More

Gif Maker tutorial. How to use Gif Brewery 3 to make an animated gif

Gif maker - How to make a gif

Creating gifs in a social media age of memes and fast-paced content is an essential tool to learn. It’s great for business use, and for engaging online. In this walkthrough, we’ll make use of Gif Brewery 3 on your Mac. A powerful but intuitive gif maker. Plus it’s free. Read and learn exactly how to use a gif maker. Gif … Read More

How to Embed Video in PowerPoint

How to embed video in Powerpoint

Have you have been wondering how to embed video into PowerPoint? There is an easy and free way to do it. Discover how to embed video into PowerPoint, how to set your video, how to determine the start time, and how to add animated videos to your PowerPoint slides. Upload Your Video to YouTube No matter what you think of … Read More

How To Set Up Video Ads On Linkedin: Walkthrough

Setup video ads on LinkedIn

Video ads on Linkedin are a significant tool to add to your marketing belt. Read on for an explanation of how to set up a Linkedin video ad today. Linkedin’s potential for high-quality leads is its hidden gem. Used correctly it can help you reach the people who can make important company decisions. But how do you get started? Step … Read More

Animation Studio News – Vol. 1

2020 is off to a cracking start for Stormy Studio… with our first ever animation studio news post, being chock full of cool content.Winter solstice has been and gone, and we’re throwing ourselves into work as business animation is booming. I sympathise with the echo of deep sighs as we re-calibrate for work following the hectic and heady season that … Read More

Animation Studio win 2020 AVA Digital Platinum award

how to find the right video animation company for your business

You know when some years start the right way? Well so far 2020 has seen Stormy Studio feature in a world-renowned newspaper, and now we are the winner of an AVA Digital animation award. A Platinum award no less!! We have won the highest accolade in the Motion Graphics Explanation category. The animation was produced for Bristol Energy to convey … Read More

Animation studio in The Times

Stormy Studio in the Times

Oh my… our bespoke animation studio is featured in The Times newspaper, in print, online and in their app. We’re just a tad excited…Jon Draper, the founder of our UK animation studio, Stormy Studio, had to learn to adjust to late payment early on in business. Now 5 years on, business is growing steadily with new staff joining our South West … Read More

Amazing Animation Studios UK

Amazing animation studios UK

Lets look at the amazing animation studios UK has to offer. The United Kingdom has long been at the forefront of cinema and animation production. Delivering premium business marketing ads and movie visuals for the masses. After decades creating state of the art film production, at sites like Pinewood, Ealing and Shepperton Studios. The UK has further cemented its place … Read More

How an animation studio manages cashflow

Animation studio manages cashflow

Jon and Emma Draper, founders of UK animation studio, Stormy Studio, had to learn to adjust to late payment early on in the business. Plus overtime they’ve learnt effectively how an animation studio manages cashflow. Jon says “Back in 2014, having taken a big leap, we moved with two young children from London to the Devonshire coastline. Our plan, to … Read More

How to get organic SEO backlinks

Get organic seo backlinks

Despite heading up the marketing of a relatively small business, we hit well above our weight in how we get organic SEO backlinks. Our UK animation studio is a small bespoke outfit, currently approaching its 5th year in business. I’m the founder of ‘Stormy Studio’ and whilst I’m an animator by trade with 15+ years. Over the past 5 years, … Read More

100 Animated Explainer Video Examples

Animated explainer video examples

So, let’s just jump straight to it… here’s are collated selection of 100 animated explainer video examples. (*Well… it’s not quit 100 yet.. but we’re still adding to it…) We’ve selected those that show creative excellence, stunning design and originality whilst explaining a business subject, product or service clearly and effectively. Finding a balance between engagement and business messaging. “Let’s … Read More

How to write a corporate video script in 10 steps

How to write as corporate video script - 10 expert tips

The use of video marketing continues to rise, with more companies seeing the benefits and investing in corporate video production than ever before. The high rate of return on investment has helped cement this continued growth and the expected quality of content and effectiveness is more elevated than ever. So how do you write a corporate video script that will … Read More

Top 10 Health and Safety Training Companies

10 Best Health and Safety Training Companies

Do a quick Google search for “health and safety training,” and you will discover more results than you can shake your spikey Health and Safety stick at. As health and safety best practices evolve alongside an increasing push for certification across industries, it is not surprising to have so many providers of HSE training arrive to fill the growing demand. … Read More

Interview with an animator, carving out a corporate animation career

Interview with an animator - Jon Draper - Stormy Studio

Interview with an animator, Jon Draper from Stormy Studio This interview with an animator was conducted for a careers site. With an aim of providing those seeking a career in animation some useful insight and a working animators point of view. We’re pleased to be able to share it here too, complimenting our recent blog posts on starting an animation … Read More

10 Top Tips: Get animation industry experience

How to get animation industry experience

UK animation studio shares: 10 top tips onhow to get animation industry experienceand get a job as an animator If you’ve arrived at this page you’ll no doubt agree that animation is an exciting career path. The wide range of creative disciplines the industry calls upon is fantastic. The credits sequence for an animated feature film highlights the nearly endless … Read More

10 Top Tips for Starting An Animation Studio

10 Top Tips For Setting up an animation studio

Founder of successful UK animation business ‘Stormy Studio’ shares: 10 top tips for starting an animation studio of your own. If you’re reading this page you’re quite likely passionate about working as an animator and keen to setup a profitable animation business of your own.Working as an animator itself is an highly rewarding job, with so many varied skill sets … Read More

The Future of Immersive Technologies in Storytelling

VR

At Stormy Studio we’ve always taken a very keen interest in VR and the advancements new forms of virtual media provide. In recent years our studio has developed a number of in-house R&D animation projects for virtual reality headsets. It’s an area of media output we feel will continue to mature and provide amazing oppportunities and experiences. The way we … Read More

Aerial shot of our Plymouth animation studio

Plymouth Animation Studio - Aerial Shot

Have you ever wondered where our Plymouth animation studio is… No..?… Well, we’re in the confidently ugly, little red building opposite that big ol’ yacht. In Turnchapel, Plymouth, Devon. It’s of course what’s on the inside that counts… well that plus… exciting projects, happy clients with engaging videos, a good cuppa tea and having a bloomin awesome view. The hugh … Read More

Creative R&D – iFootage Motorised Slider S1A1

Motorised Slider R&D

A late afternoon and al the more pressing work had been tackled, so I decided to try out our new motorised slider. This week we received the second part of our awesome camera slider kit. We’d purchased the iFootage Shark Slider S1 for a client video shoot at the end of 2017. We were then fortunate enough to grab a … Read More

Draft Table iPad Pro Review

Drafttable ipad pro stand review

As Stormy Studio had just purchased a new high quality stand (The Draft Table by Elevation Lab) for the iPad Pro to improve our animators work flow, I thought it was worthy of a quick video review. We’ve been working with the iPad Pro more and more over the past year. It’s a superb tool when accompanied by the right … Read More

Power the Blackmagic Pocket BMPCC with the SmallHD Focus

Right to cut a short stroy, even shorter (it’s time to go home and I still have’nt written this blog post). We’ve bought a very new and shiny SmallHD Focus field monitor to use with our Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera (and possibly other cameras). The monitor image is of course superb. The touch screen works responsively. The setup and ease … Read More